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Definition of Meconium

Meconium: Dark, sticky material that is normally present in the intestine at birth and passed in the feces after birth, after trypsin and other enzymes from the pancreas have acted on it. The passage of meconium before birth can be a sign of fetal 'distress.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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